CLE: Indian Child Welfare Act

The Central New York Women's Bar Association is proud to announce a CLE offering next month. Please join us for an in-depth look at how the Indian Child Welfare Act applies in New York State, including knowing who qualifies as an ICWA child and understanding jurisdiction, with renowned statewide expert practitioner and speaker Margaret Burt, Esq.

Indian Child Welfare Act in New York State
Presenter: Margaret Burt, Esq.
Presented and sponsored by the Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA), a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
March 9, 2018 12:00noon - 3:00pm
CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
$50 CNYWBA members, $85 non-members
History of ICWA
Differences between ICWA and NYS Law: Who is an ICWA Child?
Jurisdiction in NYS and Tribal Courts
Procedural Changes, Evidentiary Issues
Placement Preferences

It's also a great time to join the Central New York Women's Bar Association, because members joining now are counted toward the 2018-2019 membership year and get February through May 2018 free. Join now!

This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 3.0 credit hours, of which 1.0 credit hour can be applied toward the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias requirement, 1.0 credit hour can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement, and 1.0 credit hour can be applied toward the Skills requirement. New attorneys may not receive Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credits, so New Attorneys attending the CLE will receive 2.0 total credits, including 1.0 in Skills and 1.0 in Professional Practice.
FINANCIAL HARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS:  Full and partial scholarships for these programs based on financial need are available. A written request must be forwarded to Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell, Esq., Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, 110 W. Fayette Street, Suite 1000, Syracuse, NY 13202. All requests are confidential. The cost of this CLE program (excluding food) will be waived for up to ten (10) attorneys employed by a non-profit organization in New York State that provides direct legal services to victims of domestic violence. Please contact: Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell, Esq. for more information and how to register.

It's time to renew your

CNYWBA membership!


Have you renewed your membership yet? What are you waiting for? Still to come this membership year: 

  • Family Law CLE on trauma-informed advocacy and same-sex parentage cases (December)--FREE for members
  • Holiday party (December)
  • Federal and State Appellate Practice CLE (Spring 2018)
  • Family Law CLE on Indian Child Welfare Act (Spring 2018); and
  • Two more Mentoring Luncheons FREE for members
The CNYWBA is the best bargain in bar association membership AND gives you membership and access to a statewide organization fighting for gender equity in our profession and throughout our state.


Please take a moment to renew your Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA) membership for the 2017-2018 membership year with this application and become part of a group of esteemed attorneys and judges who advance our mission: to promote justice for all, regardless of sex; to advance the social, economic and legal status of women through the law; to expand opportunities for women and to raise the level of competence and integrity in the legal profession. 


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Other Events and Announcements

February CLE Programs in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse
Estate Planning & Will Drafting 
Tuesday, February 6th | Syracuse
Thursday, February 8th | Buffalo 
Friday, February 9th | Rochester
Member: $175 | Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $135 | Non-Member: $275

Keeping Current with New York Automobile Litigation
Friday, February 9th | Live Program 
Classics V Banquet & Conference Center | Buffalo, NY 
Member: $175 | Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $135 | Non-Member: $275

Can't Attend in Person? Register for a Webcast!
February 7th |  Estate Planning and Will Drafting
February 8th |  Implicit Bias: What Is It And How Do I Interrupt It?
February 9th |  Intro to Elder Law & Starting an Elder Law Practice
February 9th |  Representing a Candidate Under NY Election Law
February 15th |  Applying for Malpractice Insurance 
February 15th |  Completing Your Cyber Application 
February 23rd |  Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals 
February 27th |  Intellectual Property Law for the General Practitioner 
February 28th |  What You Need to Know as a Guardian Ad Litem 

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Division of Criminal Justice Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - Special Assistant Attorney - New York City
The New York State Office of the Attorney General's  Medicaid Fraud Control Unit's Civil Enforcement Division, based primarily in New York City, is seeking experienced litigators to direct complex civil fraud investigations in the healthcare industry, utilizing the New York State False Claims Act, Social Services Law ยง145-b, and the Executive Law, and to handle asset forfeiture actions and other matters involving civil remedies. Reference No. MFCU_NYC_SAAG/CIV_3133

Division of Criminal Justice Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - Special Assistant Attorney General - New York City
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The New York State Office of the Attorney General's  Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in New York City is seeking experienced prosecuting attorneys who will lead investigations of financial fraud in the healthcare industry, present evidence to grand juries, and conduct evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts. Applicants for prosecutorial positions should have substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes. Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus.

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The Mental Health Section of the  Litigation Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced and motivated litigator to serve in the New York City office.
The Litigation Bureau defends the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in civil actions and proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other matters arising out of state legislation, regulation, and operations.  Reference No. LIT_AAG/MHS_NYC_3128
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